This month, Timeless Coffee Roasters is finally officially switching over to roasting its own beans. Roasting has always been part of the plan since RJ Leimpeter opened the café last December, but the five-kilo Probat roaster wasn't Kickstarted into the café until April, and getting the thing into ... More >>
The past two years have proven San Francisco to be fairly fertile ground for craft coffee. Armfuls of small roasters and "Third Wave" cafés are popping open monthly, and their missions are clear: to teach us to love coffee as we love wine -- to care about where it comes from and the prolific subtle ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Hiding in Plain Sight," explores how Wilfredo "Flaco" Reyes, the second suspect in the June 2008 murder of Anthony Bologna and two of his sons, was able to evade the San Francisco Police Department for four years.Reyes fled town soon after the crime. While Edwin Ramos sto ... More >>
The MS-13 snitch thinks the government is ungrateful for his help. Roberto "Bad Boy" Acosta, the MS-13 gang informant who for years gave federal agents details about San Francisco's branch of the gang, faces sentencing in federal court next week for lying to his handlers about how many people he' ... More >>
Luisa Argueta, center, and her mother, Brenda GutierrezUpdate, 5:30 p.m.: A Feinstein spokesperson says, "Senator Feinstein's office recently received information about the case and is currently reviewing the matter."Original post:A 19-year-old Antioch resident eligible for the DREAM Act is askin ... More >>
A look inside You may have thought you knew the basics about the Mara Salvatrucha, the lethal street gang of mostly Central American immigrants highlighted in this week's cover story. You jump in, kill rivals, sordid things like that. But during the first week of the trial of seven members of the ... More >>
Alex HochmanCousins on bikes: Bicycle Coffee's Brad Butler, left, and Brandon McKee.In June 2009, Bicycle Coffee Co. began delivering freshly roasted organic, fair trade, single-origin Arabica beans to stores and cafes via bicycle. Bicycle Coffee sets up at the Grand Lake farmers' market on S ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanSan Miguel Restaurant's pepian.SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition. Dishes labeled "pipian/pepian" usually indicates a stew flavored with ground pumpkin seeds, but the pepian at San Miguel Restaurant in the Outer Mission ... More >>
Coyotes who smuggle immigrants torture and extort their victims, helped by out government's failure to enact immigration reform.
Will face-recognition technology get an accused killer off the hook?
John Konesky is satanically good at playing guitar. He's even played the anti-Christ in past Tenacious D tours with Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Currently, he's gigging with Gass's other band, Trainwreck, whose debut full-length, The Wreckoning, came out last year. The group has an over the to ... More >>
If Supervisor David Campos has his way, Arizona and San Francisco won't be on speaking termsSupervisor David Campos this morning confirmed that he will tomorrow introduce emergency legislation calling for a San Francisco boycott of Arizona in response to that state's controversial new immigration ... More >>
Sandbox Bakery (left), Dianda's (right).You have two days left before Good Friday to source your annual hot cross bun breakfast. I went looking this week, and came across rworange's 2009 Bay Area hot cross bun ranking on Chowhound, the kind of obsessive act that validates the existence of the Int ... More >>
SFO officials deserve some blame for an air disaster in Honduras. By Matt Smith
S.F. export digging for reggaeton gold in Panama
When Sherlock's Haven closes, the city's cigar and pipe smokers will lose one of their few public refuges
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
Andrew Schoultz, the mural artist who's making it big in the gallery by refusing to leave the street behind
San Francisco stays fit and comely by walking -- and by banning silly electric-powered scooters from the sidewalks
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
Singer/songwriter Sonny Smith has a lot to say about the odd twists of life -- and an interesting way to say it
The woman who would bike the length of North and South America, and the man who's running around the world
A strange mix of art, politics, and economic policy stalls renovation of the York Theater and revitalization of the Mission District
The mindless, endless Mission gang war doesn't have Bernstein music or Sondheim lyrics. Just Surenos, Nortenos, and dead kids.
Some S.F. probation officers would rather wear the uniform of a Border Patrol guard
Balmy Alley continuously reinvents itself with murals